IMAGE TO WORD UP!
ALWAYS THE CARRIER OF WORDS
spills them carelessly over seated persons
Photographer snaps.Dancer moves.
Film maker makes images leap sequence
And all three become a slim song of sorts-
a blessed biography of possibilities/
a way out of daily prosaic/Prozac.
Any menial can scribe .To stay alive-ONLY CONNECT!
All art is a distillation of experience.CONCENTRATE.FOCUS
Chants,prayers,affirmations=word smoke from living fires.
Sign on the bus says FORWARD! FOREVER!
Each fisherperson steals facts and melts them into cheese fantasies
Batteries wear out when hearts no longer shine
The hand that writes this poem is mine.
"These people are like innovators and rebels. They deal with changing your consciousness. Their form is not a commercial one. Show me a poet that does it for the money, you know? I still think poets are like, for me, like rock stars. They're kind of magical people. They should just be given whatever they want.”
Jim Jarmusch - director of Paterson, a film about a poet/bus driver, released in November of 2016.
Paterson's main character is a bus driver who writes poetry on his lunch breaks. It was inspired, in part, by an epic William Carlos Williams poem.